MSK Prasad reveals why Jasprit Bumrah was selected

Team India squad announced for test series against South Africa

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday announced Indian Cricket team squad for Sri Lanka's T20s and three-match Test series against South Africa.

Also returning to the squad is wicket-keeper Parthiv Patel, who will serve as a back-up to the front-line option of Wriddhiman Saha.

India's Test squad for South Africa: Virat Kohli (captain), Murali Vijay, K. L. Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Parthiv Patel, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah. The four pacers - Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav are automatic picks.

The chairman of selectors also said he was feeling unfortunate to sideline the chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav for the Test series. Virat Kohli has been rested for the series and Rohit Sharma will lead the squad in his absence.

Hardik Pandya is the only genuine all-rounder while Parthiv Patel, after his gutsy show against England previous year, booked his tickets for South Africa.

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Talking about the youngsters who made way into the Indian side for the first time, "The players selected themselves".

"With regards to Bumrah, if you see his performance in the last 18 months, it has been phenomenal, sensational in ODIs and T20. He has not played a lot of competitive cricket lately", Prasad said. "Considering the his brilliant performance in last year's Ranji Trophy, he was an unanimous choice", Prasad said.

"The nature of wickets in South Africa will suit his bowling", said Prasad, elaborating on the Gujarat slinger's selection.

The squad for T20Is: Rohit Sharma (Capt), Rahul, Shreyas, Manish, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni, Hardik, W Sundar, Yuzvendra, Kuldeep, Deepak Hooda, Bumrah, M Siraj, Basil Thampi, Jaydev Unadkat.

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